Chaotic scenes unfolded across Afghanistan Monday as American forces withdraw from the country after two decades of combat, including violence at Kabul’s main airport that left at least five people dead.
“The morning after the Taliban installed themselves in the presidential palace in Kabul, seizing control over Afghanistan two decades after being toppled from power by the U.S. military, fears intensified on Monday about a return to the Taliban’s brutal rule and the threat of reprisal killings,” reports the New York Times.
“Kabul’s international airport was under the protection of foreign forces, including thousands of U.S. soldiers sent to the country to assist in a hasty evacuation. It was a scene of desperation, sadness and panic,” adds the newspaper.
TRUMP: "It's time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace" pic.twitter.com/dHIXaF0rex
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 15, 2021
Donald Trump released a scathing statement as the situation unfolded, saying “Joe Biden should resign in disgrace.”
“It’s time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” stated the former President.
Scenes of absolute desperation in #Kabul airport today: Afghan civilians chase & cling to US C-17 plane in last attempt to flee Afghanistan.
At least one body fell from aircraft wing, after a stampede by runway. Very dark moment for country: pic.twitter.com/PrNqsHo0Wc
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 16, 2021
You have to be from Afghanistan or Iran to understand the fear of Islamic regimes that you prefer trying your luck hanging onto the wheels of a military plane than living under sharia laws. Our fear is rational. pic.twitter.com/mO793hsIgP
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 16, 2021
Opinion: The Afghanistan disaster started with the withdrawal’s most ardent critics https://t.co/zFrmdtYNqG
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 16, 2021
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BIDEN to VETERANS: ‘US Troops Died in IRAN and Afghanistan’
Former Vice President Joe Biden confused reporters on the campaign trail in Florida this week; once again confusing Iran with Iraq.
“US Troops died in Iran and Afghanistan,” said Biden at a campaign an event honoring America’s veterans, confusing the Islamic Republican of Iran with the invasion of Iraq.
WATCH: Joe Biden mixes up Iran and Iraq (again) pic.twitter.com/GF5zSqpoq3
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 15, 2020
Biden continued to confuse millions of Americans Tuesday when he told a roundtable in Florida that the country doesn’t “need more fossil fuels” just moments after arriving in the Sunshine State via his private jet.
“Much people only focused on the environmental impact, what that would mean, especially since we don’t need more fossil fuel. What we need is more renewable energy. I can guarantee you if I’m President there will be no off-shore drilling!” said Biden.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 15, 2020
Biden angered some climate-change activists on the far-left Tuesday when he arrived in Florida for his first campaign stop aboard a giant private plane before entering a giant SUV motorcade.
“Joe Biden has arrived in Tampa, Florida for his first visit to the state as the Democratic nominee. He is hosting a roundtable with veterans here and then a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee,” posted a reporter from USA Today on social media.
Joe Biden has arrived in Tampa, Florida for his first visit to the state as the Democratic nominee. He is hosting a roundtable with veterans here and then a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee. pic.twitter.com/qizRPiSrXn
— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) September 15, 2020
Harris raised eyebrows among some of her climate change supporters on social media last Thursday after arriving in Miami in a private jet and being escorted into her SUV motorcade.
“Wheels down in Miami,” posted Harris.
“From a fossil fuel guzzling private plane to a fossil fuel guzzling SUV. Democrats don’t think the rules they want for everybody else should apply to them!” responded the Trump campaign.
From a fossil fuel guzzling private plane to a fossil fuel guzzling SUV.
Democrats don’t think the rules they want for everybody else should apply to them! https://t.co/phwDmnvRxl
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 10, 2020
Climate change is real and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. It’s abundantly clear this Adminstration won’t tackle climate change head on, so state and local governments must. https://t.co/mrH5zlpyJD
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 29, 2017
Harris directly attacked the Trump administration over the issue in 2017, writing “Climate change is real and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. It’s abundantly clear this Administration won’t tackle climate change head on, so state and local governments must.”
Watch Biden’s comments above.
BREAKING: Biden Announces US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Deadline Set for Sept 11
President Biden announced the rapid withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan with a deadline of September 11th, 2021 Wednesday; effectively ending America’s longest foreign war on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attack on New York City and the Pentagon.
“I will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth President… I have concluded that it’s time to end America’s longest war. It’s time for American troops to come home. When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, dually negotiated, that all US forces will be out of Afghanistan,” said Biden.
“In keeping with that agreement, the United States will begin our final withdrawal on May 1st and will do it safely,” he added. “We will do it in full coordination with our allies and partners.”
.@JoeBiden announces the U.S. will withdraw troops from Afghanistan:
"It's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home." pic.twitter.com/BJN5lyP7Sa
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 14, 2021
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